KATHMANDU, July 9: Nepal batsman Aasif Sheikh who selected by the Malaysian Premier League outfit Kuala Lampur has failed to make his impression with the bat hitting eight runs off five deliveries including two fours in a six-wicket win over Penang on Sunday.
His Nepal teammate Sagar Pun did not bowl or bat. Penang, who won the toss and elected to bat first, presented a target of 63 runs losing all its wickets. In reply, Kuala Lampur chased the target in 11.4 overs losing four wickets. The first three batsmen went out for ducks, along with Vishvaruben Kumar, Muhammad Amir and Yasir Nazir.
Wicket-keeper batsman Vealeshwaran Athiappan scored the highest 31 runs for the losing side. Neville Liyanage was the pick of the Kuala Lampur bowlers as he pocketed four wickets, while Muhammad Hafiz and Pavandeep Singh picked up three and two wickets respectively. Virandeep Singh scored the highest 22 for Kuala Lampur, while Vidyuth Kadiresan hit 17 for the winning team. Kuala Lampur will play its next match against Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia on July 14.